Blog Archives for August 2015

RIDDLEculous IX

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
August 31, 2015

More funny riddles with a science/critical-thinking angle.

Those Haunted Rocking Chairs

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
August 14, 2015

Whether the product of imagination or other causes, ghostly phenomena are frequently reported as story elements that folklorists term motifs. Among common examples are the ghost at the bedside, phantom footsteps, a mysteriously moving door, an inexplicable light in a window, and so on (as I explain in my 1995 book Entities (pp. 44–53).

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